Locum Tenens and Healthcare Staffing FAQ, Questions & Answers

Frequently Asked Questions

What does “locum tenens” mean?

Locum tenens is a Latin phrase that means “one holding a place.” The term refers to a physician who temporarily practices in place of an absent provider when circumstances such as family leave, CME, staffing shortage, vacation and seasonal fluctuations create a staffing need. Visit our Locum Tenens page to learn more.

What are the advantages of locum tenens?

There are many reasons that physicians and APs at all career stages choose to work locum tenens assignments. Some of the most popular reasons include:

  • The flexibility to practice medicine on a part-time basis
  • The flexibility to be free from administrative hassles and focus on patient care
  • The ability to have more control over a work schedule
  • The ability to earn overhead-free income
  • The opportunity to experience different practice settings
  • The opportunity for tax advantages

What is the advantage of working with a Weatherby Healthcare consultant?

By working with a personal consultant, you enjoy a single point of contact who knows your unique needs and requirements. This consultant streamlines the job search by eliminating multiple phone calls and redundant documentation. Our consultants are experts in a variety of specialties and can answer any questions you may have. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What is Red Ribbon Service?

Weatherby Healthcare employs a unique, consultative approach to healthcare staffing. We call it Red Ribbon Service; personal, passionate, committed, high-performance service that’s evident in everything we do. From start to finish, our Red Ribbon Service reflects the high-quality work that elevates every phase of the staffing process. Learn more about our Red Ribbon Service.

How much do Weatherby Healthcare's services cost?

There is absolutely no cost to providers for our services.

Do you cover my travel and housing?

Yes. In addition to negotiating the highest pay possible for you, your Weatherby Healthcare consultant coordinates your travel and arranges your housing when it’s necessary for the assignment. We are available 24 hours a day to assist you.

What about malpractice insurance?

You receive malpractice coverage for the duration of every assignment with Weatherby Healthcare. The coverage is truly comprehensive and covers you even after the assignment ends. You pay nothing for this insurance and can rest assured that you are protected while on assignment with Weatherby Healthcare.

Why did Weatherby Locums change its name to Weatherby Healthcare?

We changed our name in February 2011 to reflect our expanded job offerings and services, but our unmatched Red Ribbon Service continues to help you excel in your career. At Weatherby Healthcare, we are still committed to fulfilling your unique needs and requirements, and it’s our priority to provide you with the resources and services that help you focus on superior patient care.

Weatherby Healthcare has been ranked #13 on its prestigious 2014 Best Places to Work in Healthcare list, a recognition gained against more than 300 healthcare companies.